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Classified - Powerless

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Published on Apr 6, 2018

Classified - Powerless [Official Music Video]

Powerless by Classified, available now.

The video was directed by Grammy-nominated Canadian Andrew Hines.
It was shot on the Millbrook First Nation Reserve, which is a Mi’kmaq community located within Truro, Nova Scotia.

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It’s hard to be strong when you’re feeling powerless

She wonders why nobody hears her cry
The footsteps in the hallway have her terrified
Scared as she looks into his staring eyes
He crawls into her bed and she just lays there almost paralyzed
Feeling powerless
She feels so powerless
She close her eyes and hides under the covers
As her father tried to touch her
He took advantage of her took all her innocence from her
She tried to explain to mother but she says she don't believe it
Nobody wanna talk about it
Cause this don't happen to good people, this don't happen to good people
At the age of 17
She finally went to the police
Charged him for the crimes he did and finally took him off the streets
And at trial, she had to relive it all again
On the stand explaining how this man had took her life within
Abused for 9 years, he got 4 months and a bit
She got a lifelong sentence, he got a slap on the wrist
It happens all too much but too many keep it hush hush
How these kids supposed to trust us? Man, don't let em feel powerless

I'm not sad I'm strong... oh
I won’t feel powerless
I won’t feel powerless
I won’t feel powerless

Thank you to my hero
Hope to meet you someday
Can anybody out there hear me
I hope somebody can hear me
Cause I don't wanna be here no more
One day, one day
Cause I don't wanna be here no more
One day, one day
We hope
Cause I don’t wanna be here no more

Shout out where my birth place is
And to the first nations
And to the people making the best out of the worst cases
Too many unanswered questions and open murder cases
Without a voice how we supposed to encourage changes?
My grandmother was part white and part native
In fact, my high school was part white and part native
Personally connected I met people who been affected
They been asking for some help but they been continually neglected
How many more of these indigenous women have to go missing
Before somebody will listen, huh?
We need to change the conditions maybe it's blatant racism
Maybe there’s hate in the system
But we gotta fix it

Cause the people feel powerless
And the mothers feel powerless
And the fathers feel powerless

Like don't anybody care about my daughter
Don't anybody care if she's alive or she been slaughtered
They deserve to know so they can go and bury her with honor
Big up to those fighting on and everybody fighting strong
I wish that I could do more than just write a song

I feel so powerless
I feel so powerless
I'm not sad I'm strong
It’s hard to be strong but don’t feel powerless
Don’t feel powerless
Don’t feel powerless
No, speak up

Thank you to my hero, hope to meet you someday
Can anybody out there hear me?
I hope somebody can hear me
Cause I don’t want to be here no more
One day, one day
Cause I don’t want to be here no more
One day, one day
(For some people, all they have is hope
Hopefully one day)
Cause I don’t want to be here no more

There’s a lot of things we don’t like talking about it
And we know we should be talking about it
This happens a lot more than what we think it does
Don’t let it make you feel powerless

One day, one day
One day, one day

Music video by Classified performing Powerless. © 2018 Halflife Records

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